I didn’t have any problems getting WordPress to work on Windows Vista, IIS7 and PHP 5 (ISAPI). That is, until I tried to upload an image. After hunting around and gathering tips and ideas from others here is what I had to do:
- Edit upload_tmp_dir option in php.ini. In my case I created an uploads folder in the wwwroot: upload_tmp_dir = “c:\inetpub\wwwroot\uploads”
- Create the c:\inetpub\wwwroot\uploads folder and grant the IUSR full control of it
- Create the uploads folder in your wp-content folder, for me this was in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\wordpress-trunk\wp-contents\uploads, then grant the IUSR full control of it
- Restart the IIS service (to pick up the php.ini change)
After that I was able to upload files in WordPress running under Vista and IIS7. I haven’t tried to fine tune the permissions issue, it is possible that this can be done without having to grant full control of those folders to the IUSR account.